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Bath Electric Boats

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tours and River Cruises

Attraction Information

Unwind on a relaxing boat tour of Bath and enjoy the beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture along the historic Kennet and Avon Canal. The peaceful sound of gently lapping water is known to put even the rowdiest babies to sleep for the whole tour!

Want privacy? Book a private tour on Lady Lena - built in 1890, she’s the oldest electric boat in the world. The tour gives you 2 hours on the water with 2-10 of your closest people. On-board you can enjoy great views, cream tea and champagne for the grow-ups!

Don’t mind sharing? Join a public tour on the Sir John Knill - a modern, solar-assisted, wheelchair and buggy friendly waterbus. The public tour of Bath takes you on a 45-minute journey between Bathampton and Bath Top Lock. Riding with other tourist means you can share the excitement of the experience.  

  • Sail along the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath
  • Ride 1 of 2 unique, luxury boats
  • Choose from a private & public tour
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Opening hours

Sir John Knill
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Lady Lena
Pre-booked only

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission (Waterbus)
Adults: £5.00
Youth (11-15): £4.50
Kids (5-10): £3.00
Toddlers (0-5): Free
Seniors: £4.50

Travel & Contact Information


Longhope, South Stoke, Bath, Somerset and Bristol, BA2 7DL, England

Phone number

01225 834250



Click here to visit Bath Electric Boats' website.


The postcode access for both boats at Bath is BA24EN, at Bathampton BA26TR.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Parking at Bathampton is free on-street for 4 hrs or at the George Pub. Parking at Bath in the Cricket grounds on North Parade Bridge, with a tariff.

Yes, there are toilets.

A small toilet is available on the Lady Lena, but nothing on the Sir John Knill.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Bath Electric Boats has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Bath Electric Boats is wheelchair friendly.

The Sir John Knill can accommodate 2 wheelchairs, or a combination with buggies. The Lady Lena cannot take a wheelchair.

Yes, Bath Electric Boats have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info


Attraction may close due to high winds and severe storms.

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